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Sir Sly: Change
Last month, LA-based band Sir Sly (aka Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito and Hayden Coplen) returned with a track called "High" from their upcoming sophomore record—due to be released 30 June. The album (called Don't You Worry, Honey also features the track...
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Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...
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Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods
Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away today at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore rap groups. Their second album...
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Fischerspooner: Have Fun Tonight
The first track from NYC-based electro duo Fischerspooner (aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner) in some eight years, "Have Fun Tonight" is a dark, sexy electro track that encourages having romantic fun without your partner. The infectious dance tune...
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SG Lewis feat. Toulouse: Times We Had
Producer SG Lewis has teamed up with NYC-based vocalist Toulouse for a genre-bending tune that's as sparkly as it is soulful. "Times We Had" takes tips from multiple genres including R&B, disco, soul and dark dance—with bright synths and a funky bass...
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MNDR + Scissor Sisters: Swerlk GLAAD, the Scissor Sisters and MNDR all joined forces for "Swerlk," a playful dance track that pays homage to the queer community and culture. "Swerlk" is a portmanteau of twerk, twirl, werk, swirl and swerve. Further...
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Dirty Nice: Zero Summer
Relatively unknown outfit Dirty Nice appeared last month with "Keeping it Together," which garnered plenty of attention in the form of some 500,000 listens on Spotify. Now a darker and more somber release has been unveiled. The murky bur lush "Zero...
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MNDR + Scissor Sisters: Swerlk
GLAAD, the Scissor Sisters and MNDR all joined forces for "Swerlk," a playful dance track that pays homage to the queer community and culture. "Swerlk" is a portmanteau of twerk, twirl, werk, swirl and swerve. Further, all proceeds from the single...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy...
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Dekmantel Celebrates 10 Years
Dekmantel has become a household name within the festival circuit, thanks to a line-up that skips fillers and customary headliner hierarchy and instead works hard to ply dance music lovers with a mix of fan favorites and need-to-know emerging artists...
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Cody ChesnuTT: It's in the Love
While Cody ChesnuTT's 13-track record My Love Divine Degree is full of great tunes, "It's in the Love" is particularly glorious, acting as a reminder of ChesnuTT's knack for sweet, spirited songs. With squishy, fuzzy synths and uplifting lyrics, it...
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Anne Dereaux: chop
Singer/songwriter Anne Dereaux has just released "chop" produced by FKi1st, a track that will appear on her upcoming EP Book Of Lolita. The song explores pain and heartbreak—and using that as motivation to hurt others. Still, it manages to be sultry...
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Shao Jean + Leyeux: Awaken
Composer, producer and musician Shao Jean has teamed up with singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Leyeux (aka Jack Snyder) for a sublime song called "Awaken." The gentle tune ambles along with handclaps, layered vocals and a cadence that seems to...
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Lo Moon: This Is It It's almost hard to believe that "This Is It" marks only the second release ever from LA-based indie rock act Lo Moon (not counting a riveting Hudson Mohawke remix from this April). Since their debut single in September 2016, the...
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Magnus The Magnus feat. Seinabo Sey: Keep on Lovin' Composer/producer Magnus The Magnus (aka Magnus Lidehäll) teamed up with fellow Swede Seinabo Sey for "Keep On Lovin'" and it's an unexpected, dynamically-layered track. Sey's lush vocals morph into...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun After playing a show in Detroit this week, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with...
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Shanti Celeste: Melbourne Deepcast Mix
MoMA PS1’s annual Warm Up series has always guaranteed a steamy summer Saturday dance affair in Long Island City, and they’ve pulled all the stops for their 20th anniversary on international names you need to know. Set the mood with longtime NTS fixture...
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Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
After playing a show in Detroit last night, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sadly passed away at just 52 years old. Cornell—who was also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Audioslave—founded Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto...
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Beach House: Chariot
From the upcoming album B-Sides And Rarities, dream-pop duo Beach House's "Chariot" is one of the previously unreleased songs from the "Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars" sessions. The Baltimore-based band, which is currently on tour, crafted...
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The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
The profound, transcendental music Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda composed at her Sai Anantam Ashram in California has become available to the wider public, with help from NYC-based (and world-music-embracing) label Luaka Bop. Originally, the...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and now, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. New York Design Week's Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design "Week" has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, "By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design...
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Phoenix: J-Boy
Perhaps not immediately recognizable as Phoenix, the French band's new track "J-Boy" is a sparkly synth-pop treat. The song is from the upcoming Ti Amo which is set for release 9 June—their first album since 2013's Bankrupt!. Lead vocalist Thomas Mars...
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Perfume Genius: Die 4 U
Last week, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released his fourth record No Shape and today, the video for "Die 4 U"—directed by the remarkably talented Floria Sigismondi. The song alone is a slinky, dark and minimal tune that Hadreas's sultry voice...
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